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Date posted: 21 October 2013
The Northern Territory's Alcohol Rehabilitation Minister, Robyn Lambley, has said the first person to complete the full three-month mandatory rehabilitation program will be offered ongoing treatment. The woman, who was ordered to go through the 12-week program at the Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Programs Unit, is expected to be released today.
Mrs Lambley said it was up to her to decide whether she wanted to continue treatment. 'I'm hearing that this woman has done remarkably well within mandatory treatment. She gets to decide what she wants to do. A part of our program is providing these people with an after-care program giving them support and counselling and practical assistance so they can succeed in the community,' she said.
Mrs Lambley says the Government will report back to the assessment tribunal on the woman's progress three weeks after she leaves mandatory treatment.
Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation